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Missiles to protect London 2012 Olympicsupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 04:47:00

Ground-to-air missiles at the 2012 Olympic Games? It's not a new sport added to the London line-up, but proof that Britain's government is taking security seriously.

UK not pursuing limits on social mediaupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 15:28:00

A meeting on Thursday between the British government and Internet communications firms was friendly, not confrontational, according to people from the organizations that took part in the meeting.

Social media scrutiny after UK riotsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 15:28:00

CNN's Diana Magnay takes a look at the scrutiny of social media after the UK riots.

Russia demands information on alleged spy in Britainupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 05:43:00

British officials aren't answering official Russian requests for more information about a Russian woman detained as a possible spy, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Radical cleric released on bail as retrial proceedsupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 05:38:00

A radical Islamic cleric facing a life sentence on charges of aiding an al Qaeda affiliate has been released on bail while his retrial continues, Lebanon's state news agency reported.

Radical cleric arrested in Lebanon after shootout, government saysupdated: Sun Nov 14 2010 12:56:00

A radical Islamist cleric in Lebanon facing a life sentence on charges of aiding an al Qaeda affiliate has been arrested following a shootout in the northern city of Tripoli, the country's state news agency reported Sunday.

Lebanese court sentences radical cleric to life in prisonupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 21:30:00

A court in Lebanon has sentenced radical Islamist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed to life in prison for aiding aiding an al Qaeda-affiliated group in Lebanon.

Hit list of UK lawmakers removed from siteupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 20:42:00

A hit list of British lawmakers who voted for the Iraq war with instructions for meeting them in person was taken down from a website Friday after the British Home Office expressed concern, the office said.

Hacking 'biometric passports'updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 10:12:00

CNN's Atika Shubert asks security experts how hacker-safe are "biometric passports."

Controversial Dutch lawmaker enters UK after ban overturnedupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 11:01:00

Days after a court allowed him entry into Britain, controversial Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders said his arrival Friday marked "a victory for the freedom of speech."

Britain downgrades terror threat levelupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 07:27:00

Britain on Monday downgraded its international terror threat level from "severe" to "substantial."

2 Americans banned from UK lash out at British Cabinet ministerupdated: Wed May 06 2009 18:10:00

Two Americans banned from entering the United Kingdom because the government feels they have been "stirring up hatred" responded by slamming the country's home secretary, and one of them threatened to sue her.

Banned from Britainupdated: Wed May 06 2009 18:10:00

Radio host Michael Savage is among those Britain has banned from entering the country. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

UK publishes list of 'least wanted' peopleupdated: Wed May 06 2009 11:12:00

White supremacists, Islamic clerics, a controversial Kansas pastor and a U.S. talk show host are on a list of 22 people banned from Britain for "stirring up hatred," the British government said Tuesday.

Anti-Islam film's maker blasts UK over banupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 11:06:00

Controversial Dutch filmmaker Geert Wilders condemned as "crazy and cowardly" Britain's refusal to let him enter the country Thursday.

Anti-Islamic film's maker faces UK banupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 09:53:00

A Dutch lawmaker who made a controversial film about Islam planned to travel to Britain on Thursday despite a ban on his entry.

UK orders 10,000 Taser guns to arm policeupdated: Mon Nov 24 2008 13:04:00

The British government is buying 10,000 Taser stun guns for police officers across England and Wales, Britain's Home Office said Monday.

Third body discovered at burnt-out mansionupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 13:28:00

British police have discovered a third body at the burnt-out rural mansion of a financially troubled missing businessman in western England.

Heathrow tests biometricsupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 12:45:00

A system using fingerprint scanning and face recognition systems, designed to speed up passenger transit times and increase security, is beginning a trial at Heathrow airport's Terminal 3.

UK seeks quick ruling on 'terror cleric'updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 06:11:00

Britain has urged the European Court of Human Rights to move quickly in considering the case of a radical Muslim preacher due to be extradited to the United States on terrorism-related charges.

Cleric loses battle against U.S. extraditionupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 08:43:00

A British judge ruled Wednesday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza may not appeal an order for his extradition to the United States, where he faces terrorism-related charges, the judge's office said.

UK ban for Hezbollah military armupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 09:08:00

Britain's Home Office said Wednesday it is banning the military wing of Hezbollah, the Lebanese political movement, because of its support for "terrorism" in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

Cleric faces U.S. extradition after appeal lossupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 14:51:00

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza moved a step closer Friday to extradition to the U.S., where he faces terrorism-related charges.

Gay Iranian wins UK asylum fightupdated: Tue May 20 2008 17:30:00

Britain has granted asylum to Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian student who faced deportation from the United Kingdom and feared execution in Iran for being homosexual, officials confirmed Tuesday.

The battle for London's teenagersupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 09:34:00

Michelle Forbes' son Leon was an aspiring hip-hop musician when he was shot and killed near his home in South London at the age of 21.

Gay Iranian faces deportationupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 15:37:00

Gay Iranian teenager faces deportation to Tehran and likely execution. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Gay Iranian teen loses asylum appealupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 15:37:00

The Netherlands has rejected an asylum plea by a gay Iranian teenager trying to escape possible persecution in his homeland.

Radical cleric to be extradited to U.S.updated: Thu Feb 07 2008 17:32:00

Britain's Home Office has signed an extradition order that will send accused terrorist Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States for prosecution, CNN has confirmed.

Yakubu big money move hits buffersupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 04:15:00

Yakubu Aiyegbeni's 11.25 million pound ($22.53 million) transfer from Middlesbrough to Everton is on hold because the Nigerian international has been refused a new work permit.

Da Silva opens his Arsenal accountupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 04:49:00

Striker Eduardo Da Silva scored his first goal for Arsenal in a 2-1 win over Lazio in the opening game of the Amsterdam tournament on Thursday.

2 freed in UK 'kidnap plot case'updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 04:28:00

Two men arrested last week in connection with a plot to kidnap and kill a British Muslim soldier were released without charges early Wednesday, police said.

UK lowers threat level to 'severe'updated: Sun Aug 13 2006 01:51:00

Britain has lowered its terrorist threat level from "critical" to "severe," three days after police said they had foiled a plot to blow up as many as 10 commercial airliners.

UK raises threat level to criticalupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 02:47:00

The UK Home Office has raised the terrorism threat level in Britain to its highest state, "critical," which is used when an attack is considered imminent.

Storm over delay to charge Hamzaupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 06:01:00

British police are facing criticism over the length of time it took them to take action against radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who is starting a seven-year prison sentence for inciting the murder of non-believers.

UK cleric sentenced to 7 years in prisonupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 06:36:00

Radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty on 11 terror-related charges, including soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.

Seven held in UK dawn raidsupdated: Thu Sep 15 2005 03:40:00

Authorities in Britain have detained seven foreign nationals who are seen as a threat to national security, the UK Home Office said.

UK: Shot Brazilian's visa expiredupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 04:38:00

The Brazilian man mistakenly shot and killed by anti-terrorist police in London last week had a false stamp on his passport and had been in Britain for two years with an expired visa, officials say.

2 bomb suspects African immigrantsupdated: Tue Jul 26 2005 04:05:00

Two of the men who tried to bomb London's mass transit system on July 21 were east African immigrants who had lived in Britain legally for more than a decade, the British government revealed Tuesday.

UK terror suspect granted bailupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 08:39:00

A Palestinian man, detained without trial under Britain's controversial anti-terror laws for three years, has been granted bail, the government has said.

UK terror suspects held overupdated: Sun Aug 08 2004 06:59:00

British police Sunday were granted more time to question nine men who were arrested last week on suspicion of terror-related activities.

UK police release terror suspectupdated: Sat Aug 07 2004 05:24:00

One of 13 suspects arrested this week in Britain on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities has been released.

Detail terror targets, Blair toldupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 05:15:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair is being urged by opponents to spell out in detail the al Qaeda threat facing Britain.

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